About two hours from Nelson Mandela Bay lies the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest in the Garden Route with towering mountains views next to the N2, unpredictable weather and a rugged coastline. “Tsitsikamma” is the Khoi word for “place of abundant or sparkling water” and visitors flock to the plateau of Fynbos year after year in search of the ultimate shot of adrenalin, a breath of fresh ocean air and a true taste of South Africa.
The Tsitsikamma region is not only the place of abundant sparkling water, but it is also a place sparkling with abundant activities. If you want to sit in the sun, get on a bicycle, swing from ropes or traverse back to the sixties they got you covered and with the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass offering you more bang for your buck; things just got a whole lot easier.
Nelson Mandela Bay Pass Activities in the Tsitsikamma
Oudebosch Farm Stall
Oudebosch Farm Stall is your gateway to the Tsitsikamma and their unbeatable Roosterkoek and local roaster from the Bay’s coffee, Mastertons, is just what you need for a road trip. Besides all the delectable food they also sell local crafts and products and are your one-stop info center of the Tsitsikamma region; geared with maps and useful tips.
With the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass you can grab a free roosterkoek with cheese and jam plus a cup of coffee or tea.
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Treetop Canopy Tour with Stormsriver Adventures
If you ever wanted to get a bird’s eye view of the Tsitsikamma, this is your chance! Strap on your harness, step onto the platforms of Stormsriver Adventures, an eco-adventure tour company, and enjoy swinging from one Outeniqua Yellowwood to the next. The tour lasts about three hours and offers insightful information about the ecology of the forest while Knysna Loeries flap their red wings right above your head. It’s a tree-mendous experience, guaranteed!
With the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass you can get a 20% discount on a tree top canopy tour.
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Tsitsikamma Segway Tour
If heights are not your thing or if you just want to enjoy the Tsitsikamma-experience at a slow pace, scoot on over and hop on a Tsitsikamma Segway Tour to explore Stormsriver village and the nearby township. The tour lasts two hours, goes under the N2 and turn around at the Big Tree where you can fill up on your supply of oxygen and snacks and stand in amazement of the 800 year old, 36.6meter high, tree.
With the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass you can get a 10% discount on a Segway tour.
Read more about Tsitsikamma Segway Tours, click here
Tsitsikamma-activities are around every corner, the beauty is undeniably breath-taking and with the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass the possibilities for exploring are endless.
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This blog post was written by Anje Rautenbach, travel blogger at Going Somewhere Slowly . Photos were taken by Anje Rautenbach and Annemarie Rautenbach.